The Women of the 19th Annual Essence Festival

The ladies of Essence Fest 2013 were elegant, their voices were robust and their performances were almost flawless.  We have images from the three days of performances of most of the ladies, minus Beyoncé, who didn’t allow photographers for her set.  Besides the finale, we were on hand for performance from Chrisette Michele, Tamia, Leela James, Faith Evans and Janelle Monae.  Our complete footage is below…

Chrisette Michele:

View more images from the Chrisette Michele performance, as well as a video from her performance here:
Chrisette Michele Takes Over Day One at Essence Festival 

Leela James:
One of the surprises from Day 2 of Essence Festival was Leela James’ performance in the McDonalds Superlounge.  With three full-length albums under her belt, James treated the audience to a lively show, complete with her wild, seemingly unmanageable hair and a couple poses in her angry face.  

Faith Evans:

More footage from Faith Evans performance:
Faith Evans Brings That Ol’ Feeling Back at Essence Fest 2013

Tamia’s been touring the nation for almost a year to promote her latest album, Beautiful Surprise.  With two shows on Day 3 in the McDonalds Superlounge, Tamia gave her audience the basics, a few of her classics mixed in with some new material off the latest project.  

Janelle Monae:
The Kansas City native was one of the big names of Essence Festival 2013.  She curated the CoverGirl Superlounge every night, even making a couple special guest appearances to introduce artists.  For her show, she dazzled as per usual, using lights, heavy movements along with a team of dancers and musicians.  

Also Check Out:
The Men of the 19th Annual Essence Festival
Ciara – Ciara album review
Trey Songz Pleases At Essence Fest 2013… YUPPP! (Images)
J. Peguero – A Lyrical Wordsmith In The Making
Melanie Fiona – “Cold Piece”

Kevin Benoit

Kevin Benoit graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2007 with a Bachelors of Science in Legal Studies. Empowering the urban community has been a goal for Kevin Benoit for the past 8 years. As a freshman in college, in May of 2004, Benoit created Parlé Magazine, an urban entertainment magazine that focused on literacy through entertainment. The publication has since provided a stepping-stone for many individuals throughout the country, from teens to adults and continues to provide inspiration for inspiring entrepreneurs, writers, photographers and graphic designers. Read more articles by Kevin.

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